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    BTCC BRANDS HATCH CELEBRATION
    After 20 years, the Vauxhall team compete in their last British Touring Car Championship round on Sunday 4 October at Brands Hatch.
    Triple Eight Race Engineering has been a successful partner with Vauxhall over the last 13 years, with the team recently celebrating its 100th win with VX Racing and having taken Vauxhall to eight manufacturer titles, with the Astra Coupé, Astra Sport Hatch VXR and the Vectra VXR.

    To commemorate twenty great years in BTCC, past Vauxhall drivers such as John Cleland, Yvan Muller, Derek Warwick, Jeff Allam, Phil Bennett and Luke Hines will be joining Fabrizio Giovanardi, Matt Neal and Andrew Jordan on the day. In addition it is hoped that other current competing BTCC racing drivers, who have driven for Vauxhall in the past, will also be able to join fans and Vauxhall friends outside Vauxhall’s historic car corral which will be located outside the VX Racing Merchandising Stand. Giovanardis' Astra Sport Hatch, Muller's Astra Coupe, Cleland's Astra B GTE, Cleland's Cavalier, Old Nail and the Magnum Coupe, along with the current Vectra Replica race car will all be on display.

    A Vauxhall souvenir advertisement thanking BTCC fans, Triple Eight and Vauxhall Racing Drivers past and present, will appear in the centre pages of the BTCC Brands Hatch race programme. Not only will this be a great momento, but it will also allow some fans to gather autographs from the current and ex-VX Racing drivers on the day.

    As usual, ITV4 will be filming the racing and events on the day, and it is expected that Vauxhall will receive a large amount of TV coverage during the race playout on Sunday afternoon.

    To maximise impact on the day, the main Pit Straight Grandstand at Brands Hatch will be re-branded as the ‘VXR Pit Straight Grandstand’. This highly visible grandstand will feature large hoardings featuring images of past racing drivers and their cars. Most of the seats for the grandstand will be taken by competition winners, VXRonline members and Vauxhall Drivers Lounge guests.

    All VXR Pit Straight Grandstand ticket holders will be provided with a souvenir cap and flag. Not only will this be a fantastic gift and souvenir, it will also maximise awareness and create a highly visible Vauxhall presence at the circuit.
    It is hoped that the biggest gathering of VXRonline forum members will also take place on Sunday 4 October. Over 300 VXR owners are expected at the event, which will create a dramatic display.

    To mark the end of the season, Special Trackside price reductions on all VX Racing merchandise will run throughout the weekend and will be available from the on-site VX Racing Merchandising Stand.

    From week commencing 5 October, www.vxr.co.uk, will be updated with the race results, press releases and photo’s from the weekend.
    Last edited by Sheriff; 1 October 2009, 04:35 PM.
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